West Hartford Rotary Club
April 22, 2019 Luncheon Meeting Minutes
1. Today’s speakers, Katie Glass and Carolyn Dodd, were from the “Hartford Artisans”, a weaving center. They are located at 42 Woodland Street. The Center is run by volunteers who are the designers as well as the people who operate the looms. They depend on both the sale of their weaving and donations from local organizations. They brought colorful samples of wool, cotton and bamboo pieces which they have made. In addition to monetary donations, they also need volunteers. One of their pressing needs is for transportation since most of them can’t drive and depend on free public transportation. One of our club members suggested that they contact ITN (Independent Transportation Network) which we have sponsored.
2. After all our worries that the Vines of March would have to find a new venue for next year, our club was given the good news that the University of Saint Joseph will be ready for our event by next year. I gave them the date of March 7, 2020 for our event and promised that we would send them a letter confirming that date and requesting an application.
3. The dictionaries have arrived and are stored at the United Bank. Thanks to Liza for the storage space. April 29, our Monday meeting will be used for putting on the labels and giving them to the assigned Rotarians for distribution at each school. We need SUV’s to haul the books from the United Bank to the Pond House. ( I received word that all has been taken care of.)
Respectfully submitted,
Oscar M. Santo Domingo
Hartford Artisan Weavers Katie Glass and Carolyn Dodd (front) with Rotarians Mary Silverberg and Oscar Santo Domingo (back)